Author Topic: Welcome Mike62 to Mid Century Cadillacs  (Read 923 times)

Offline South_paw

Welcome Mike62 to Mid Century Cadillacs
« on: November 21, 2016, 05:33:55 PM »
Welcome Mike62

Glad to have you on board the Cadillac of forums  8)  Your account is now activated.

Go ahead and kick the tires. Say hi.


 
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Offline Mike62

Re: Welcome Mike62 to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 05:51:33 PM »
Thank you very much for the activation.
Hello everyone.
My name is Mike, 31 years old and bought myself a 62 series 62 project for my birthday.
I'm looking forward to getting some assistance regarding questions while doing the rebuilt.

-Mike

Offline 62 driver

Re: Welcome Mike62 to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 05:56:11 PM »
Mike I purchased my 62 for my 60th birthday.  Wife could not say a word. 😎

Offline Perk2

Re: Welcome Mike62 to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 06:01:08 PM »
Welcome Mike!
TONS of knowledge on this site about anything regarding our "skegs"!
If you cannot locate what you need in the search function, ask away...the folks here are very generous with their knowledge :-)
Post pics so we can see what you have, including your cowl aluminum build plate.
Whereabouts are you located? Most likely one of us is not far from you.
Perk
"Get busy living, or get busy dying!"

Offline 62droptop

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Re: Welcome Mike62 to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 01:16:22 AM »
welcome Mike
I bought mine for my wedding honeymoon car,a present for ME
 
1962 Cadillac series 62 ragtop

driven like it is stolen
broken because it was driven(still)

Offline Mike62

Re: Welcome Mike62 to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2016, 05:30:43 PM »
@Perk2 I'm located in Herndon, VA.

Here are a couple of pictures of my 62. She starts right up, but has a little rust here and there. Mainly, the front passenger side fender and a little bit on the rear driver side fender. Not too bad considering she was sitting in someone's driveway for 4 years. Underneath, the car is very solid. The floor pans and the frame basically have very little to no rust compared to what I've seen while looking for a classic car in my price range.

When I first bought it, the engine turned, but it didn't start. Luckily, this was solved by only giving her some fresh gasoline. 8) Now she runs strong on all 8. Another issue that I encountered was that the transmission was leaking from the front coupling and therefore slipping. I pulled the tranny and resealed it. Fixed the leaking issue. It smoothly shifts into Park,Neutral, Drive, Drive, Low and Reverse.

The only thing I experience right now is a no up shift problem in drive.  :-[  When I sealed the front coupling, I also sealed the pan. There were no metal shavings in there at all. So I'm kinda puzzled on this right now, as I assume that the internals of the tranny are in fairly good condition. Does anyone have an idea why there wouldn't be any up shifts?  I've read about the tv rod needing adjustment as well as the governor failing. Any insight info will be appreciated, as I'm not familiar with transmission work at all.

Enjoy your Monday night.

-Mike


Offline 62droptop

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Re: Welcome Mike62 to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2016, 09:41:06 PM »
mike, the tv rod adjustment is very critical on these cars
if it is not right it will NOT shift
do you have the 1-2 shift when in either drive,it is pretty much undetectible
1962 Cadillac series 62 ragtop

driven like it is stolen
broken because it was driven(still)